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Cryan to Council of College Presidents: Hold Farahi Accountable
Assemblyman asks that Accountability Committee Examine Kean University FinancesAssemblyman Joseph Cryan on Wednesday called on the New Jersey Council of College Presidents to arrange a resolution publically condemning Kean University's purchase of a $219,000 conference table at its December 8 meeting, which will be the first public meeting of the council since news of the egregious purchase has gone public.
"The Council of College Presidents should move to publically disapprove of the infamous conference table at Kean, which comes with a $219,000 price tag, as well as the bid waiver process from which it was unscrupulously acquired," said Cryan (D-Union). "Middle class New Jersey families are struggling to pay for higher education and a public condemnation of such reckless spending would reassure students statewide and confirm confidence in the Council of College Presidents."
Cryan: Kean University Spending $219K for a Table Shows Need for ChangeAssemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) on Monday released the following statement after The Record reported Kean University spent $219,000 on a new table:
"The fact that Kean University spent $219,000 on a conference table shows how broken New Jersey's higher education system has become.
"Kean charges about $11,000 for tuition and fees for in-state students, so consider that $219,000 would equate to full scholarships for about 20 New Jersey students. A fancy conference table should never be a higher priority for a university than educating students, but priorities are out-of-whack here. The university can't even come up with a sensible explanation for its abusive spending..."